Small Group Discussion Activity: Perspectives in Cancer Genetics

This small group discussion activity walks students through the process of decision making regarding BRCA1/2 genetic testing and management from the perspective of multiple different family members. 

Students work through the medical and psychosocial implications of a BRCA result and how to use this information in communicating with patients and facilitating decision making.


Type Other
CME Available No
Topic
Cost Free but requires registration
Note 2014; must register with MedEd Portal.


Date of Resource 2014

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 1:   Demonstrate and utilize a depth and breadth of understanding and knowledge of genetics and genomics core concepts and principles.
      • 1a:   Demonstrate knowledge of principles of human, medical, and public health genetics and genomics and their related sciences.
      • 1b:   Apply knowledge of genetic principles and understand how they contribute to etiology, clinical features and disease expression, natural history, differential diagnoses, genetic testing and test report interpretation, pathophysiology, recurrence risk, management and prevention, and population screening.
    • 2:   Integrate knowledge of psychosocial aspects of conditions with a genetic component to promote client well-being.
      • 2a:   Demonstrate an understanding of psychosocial, ethical, and legal issues related to genetic counseling encounters.
      • 2b:   Describe common emotional and/or behavioral responses that may commonly occur in the genetic counseling context.
      • 2c:   Recognize the importance of understanding the lived experiences of people with various genetic/genomic conditions.
      • 2d:   Evaluate the potential impact of psychosocial issues on client decision-making and adherence to medical management.
  • Interpersonal, Psychosocial and Counseling Skills
    • 11:   Promote client-centered, informed, non-coercive and value-based decision-making.
      • 11b:   Actively facilitate client decision-making that is consistent with the client's values.
      • 11d:   Describe the continuum of non-directiveness to directiveness, and effectively utilize an appropriate degree of guidance for specific genetic counseling encounters.